DSAE test file

ba-, prefix

/ba/
A Sotho and seTswana plural noun prefix found in some words originating in these languages.
Note:
For examples, see Bakwena, Batlhaping. In Sotho and seTswana, the singular of words beginning ba- is formed by replacing this prefix with mo- or by dropping it. In South African English this pattern is not always observed, and words in the plural forms are sometimes treated as singular nouns, an -s being added to form the English plural, or (especially in the names of peoples), the noun stem, with neither prefix nor -s, being used as a collective plural. See also mo-.
A Sotho and seTswana plural noun prefix found in some words originating in these languages.